My crazy friend Wayne Frey sent me this awhile back and he had started it but not finished. He had joined the hull and added the drains and a few other details but the rest was mine to do.
I never liked the hull cut so I instead just slipped the WTC in through the open deck. Slipped in like a charm. Saved a lot of work and that cut.
Next I converted the Cylinder from gas to RCABS. It was very easy to do.
I also used the included kit props. They worked great!
This boat runs on 4 ch. The bow plans can be manually folded down and their position set or changed. I use an APC and she dives very level and smooth without functional bow planes.
In the video you will see decks awash. When I trimmed her at home she sat a great deal higher. Not the true scale water line. as you can do with the additional low pressure pump, but close enough. I wanted to keep this little boat simple as possible. But when I got to the lake I couldn't get her to less than decks awash and I couldn't dive. Something had changed and as it later turned out there was residual air in the bladder I didn't remove before running. Rather than notice that, I added wait. When I got home I re trimmed her in the pool and the shot of her in the pool is the actual running water line I have now with RCABS alone. Not bad! All I did was make sure that bladder was dead flat.
This has got to be smoothest running small boat I have. Easy to set up to. Remove the one AFT screw, slide the deck off, drop in the WTC and go. One brass brace holds the WTC in postion. You can see it going accross the ballast section in the picture. Two screws hold it there. Other than that you hook up the two dog bone couplers and the two shafts to the rudder and dive planes.
I use a 2100 2S li-poly battery that loads in the front section while still in the boat. It lasts over an hour. I have an on-off switch that a 1/8th shaft through a seal in the aft end cap activates. I don't even have to remove the deck entirely to turn it off and on. Just remove the one screw aft and lift up a bit and I can access the switch.
Here's a little video my friend Reid shot. The Vosper is mine too. We had a nice day. Oh and not one drop leaked in anywhere.
Here's the video:
It's about halfway in.